There is no other country in the world that has such cultural diversity with different eating habits. Exploring India, especially its food and culture, you will take months because each region has something different to offer.
And each region has its unique cuisine. Spice is generously used in all foods in India, regardless of whether they are north, east, west or south Indian cuisine. Even foreign tourists never step back to enjoy the countless varieties of food in India.
Indeed, every single spice used carries some or the other medicinal and nutritional properties. Having the right amount of these spices in food in India helps to get rid of some diseases. You can even meet an expert to know the advantages of each type of spice.
When talking about South Indian cuisine in general, what are the elements that flash to mind? The list may vary from plain dosa, masala dosa, onion masala dosa, plain masala dosa, uttapams, vada, sambhar, plain uttapam, idli sambhar, etc. And each dish is served with coconut chutney and spicy sambhar oriented.
South Indian food is a brilliant blend of nutritional balance, fragrance, taste, flavors, colors, seasoning and visual appeal. If you compare the lentil dishes like dals with other parts of the country, we see that these are soupier besides being hotter and spicier.